June 23, 2017

Human Microbiome

Genome reconstruction and characterisation of extensively drug-resistant bacterial pathogens through direct metagenomic sequencing of human faeces – Mu et al. – BioRxiv

Oropharyngeal and Sputum Microbiomes Are Similar Following Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease – Liu et al. – Frontiers in Microbiology

Segal’s Law, 16S rRNA gene sequencing, and the perils of foodborne pathogen detection within the American Gut Project – Pettengill & Rand – PeerJ

Unexplored diversity and strain-level structure of the skin microbiome associated with psoriasis – Tett et al. – npj Biofilms and Microbiomes

Rosacea and its association with enteral microbiota in Korean females – Nam et al. – Experimental Dermatology

Review: The role of microbiota, and probiotics and prebiotics in skin health – Maguire & Maguire – Archives of Dermatological Research

Human age and skin physiology shape diversity and abundance of Archaea on skin – Moissl-Eichinger et al. – Scientific Reports

Microbial Signatures Associated with Oropharyngeal and Oral Squamous Cell Carcinomas – Banerjee et al. – Scientific Reports

 

Animal Microbiome

Gut Dysbiosis and Adaptive Immune Response in Diet-induced Obesity vs. Systemic Inflammation – Pindjakova et al. – Frontiers in Microbiology

Characterization of the Microbiome along the Gastrointestinal Tract of Growing Turkeys Wilkinson et al. – Frontiers in Microbiology

Diet-induced reconstruction of mucosal microbiota associated with alterations of epithelium lectin expression and regulation in the maintenance of rumen homeostasis – Shen et al. – Scientific Reports

Fatty acid composition and phospholipid types used in infant formulas modifies the establishment of human gut bacteria in germ-free mice –  Guldhammer Nejrup et al. – Scientific Reports

Microbiota-derived butyrate suppresses group 3 innate lymphoid cells in terminal ileal Peyer’s patches – Kim et al. – Scientific Reports

Early-life gut microbial colonization shapes Th1/Th2 balance in asthma model in BALB/c mice – Qin et al. – BMC Microbiology

The development of lower respiratory tract microbiome in mice – Singh et al. – Microbiome (BMC)

 

Pathogen research

Genetic indicators of drug resistance in the highly repetitive genome of Trichomonas vaginalis – Bradic et al. – Genome Biology and Evolution

Metabolic and fitness determinants for in vitro growth and intestinal colonization of the bacterial pathogen Campylobacter jejuni – Gao et al. – PLoS Biology

Review: Periodontal diseases – Kinane et al. – Nature Reviews Disease Primer

 

Soil and Water Microbiome

Culture-Independent Analyses Reveal Novel Anaerolineaceae as Abundant Primary Fermenters in Anaerobic Digesters Treating Waste Activated Sludge – McIlroy et al. – Frontiers in Microbiology

Nitrogen enrichment impacts on boreal litter decomposition are driven by changes in soil microbiota rather than litter quality – Maaroufi et al. – Scientific Reports

 

Bioinformatics

CD-HIT-OTU-MiSeq, an Improved Approach for Clustering and Analyzing Paired End MiSeq 16S rRNA Sequences – Li et al. – BioRxiv

Divide and Conquer (DC) BLAST: fast and easy BLAST execution within HPC environments – Yim​ & Cushman – PeerJ

BGDMdocker: a Docker workflow for data mining and visualization of bacterial pan-genomes and biosynthetic gene clusters – Cheng et al. – PeerJ Preprints

 

Evolution

Phylogenetic Tracings of Proteome Size Support the Gradual Accretion of Protein Structural Domains and the Early Origin of Viruses from Primordial Cells – Nasir et al. – Frontiers in Microbiology

Pan-genome and phylogeny of Bacillus cereus sensu lato – Bazinet – BioRxiv

TreeTime: maximum likelihood phylodynamic analysis – Sagulenko et al. – BioRxiv

 

Other

Review: Fungal and Bacterial Pigments: Secondary Metabolites with Wide Applications –  Morris et al. – Frontiers in Microbiology

A Highly Efficient CRISPR-Cas9-Mediated Large Genomic Deletion in Bacillus subtilis – So et al. – Frontiers in Microbiology

April 19, 2017

Exciting papers with locoregional effects of microbiota in a mouse model of colon carcinogenesis, maternal high fat diet detrimentally alterring epigenetic and gut microbiome pathways leading to fatty liver disease in mice.

Events and jobs

ASM Microbe 2017 : New Orleans

QC Microbiology Product Testing Associate – Experis : Irvine, CA
General microbiome

Review: Applying the design-build-test paradigm in microbiome engineering – Hoang Long Pham – Current Opinion in Biotechnology

Cohort Profile: African Collaborative Center for Microbiome and Genomics Research’s (ACCME) Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Cervical Cancer Study – Sally N. Adebamowo – International Journal of Epidemiology

Review: Cultured microbes represent a substantial fraction of the human and mouse gut microbiota – Ilias Lagkouvardos – Gut Microbes

Human skin microbiome

A distinct cutaneous microbiota pofile in autoimmune bullous disease patients – Mor Miodovnika – Experimental Dermatology

Human gut microbiome

Review : A psychology of the human brain–gut–microbiome axis – Andrew P. Allen – Social and Personality Psychology Compass

Multivariate modelling of faecal bacterial profiles of patients with IBS predicts responsiveness to a diet low in FODMAPs – Sean M P Bennet – Gut

Animal microbiome

Temporal changes in cutaneous bacterial communities of terrestrial- and aquatic- phase newts (Amphibia) – Joana Sabino-Pinto – Environmental Microbiology

The low diverse gastric microbiome of the jellyfish Cotylorhiza tuberculata is dominated by four novel taxa – Tomeu Viver – Environmental Microbiology

Studying the effect of administration route and treatment dose on the selection of enrofloxacin resistance in commensal Escherichia coli in broilers – Ilias Chantziaras -Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

The skin microbiome of the Common thresher shark (Alopias vulpinus) has low taxonomic and potential metabolic β-diversity – Michael P. Doane – Environmental Microbiology Reports

Animal experiments

Intestinal, extra-intestinal and systemic sequelae of Toxoplasma gondii induced acute ileitis in mice harboring a human gut microbiota – Eliane von Klitzing – PLOS ONE

Effects of the inclusion of a Bacillus direct-fed microbial on performance parameters, bone quality, recovered gut microflora, and intestinal morphology in broilers consuming a grower diet containing corn distillers dried grains with solubles – J. D. Latorre – Poultry Science

Effect of high-fat diet and growth stage on the diversity and composition of intestinal microbiota in healthy bovine livestock – Shengyin Jiao – Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture

*Locoregional effects of microbiota in a preclinical model of colon carcinogenesis – Sarah Tomkovich – Cancer Research

Selection of Cholesterol-Lowering Lactic Acid Bacteria and its Effects on Rats Fed with High-Cholesterol Diet – Yufang Liu – Current Microbiology

*Enhanced offspring predisposition to steatohepatitis with maternal high-fat diet is associated with epigenetic and microbiome alterations – Umesh D. Wankhade – PLOS ONE

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Archaea and bacteria mediate the effects of native species root loss on fungi during plant invasion – Steven D Mamet- The ISME Journal

An acid-tolerant ammonia-oxidizing γ-proteobacterium from soil – Masahito Hayatsu – The ISME Journal

Investigation of Arsenotrophic Microbiome in Arsenic-Affected Bangladesh Groundwater – Munawar Sultana – Groundwater

Unexpected associated microalgal diversity in the lichen Ramalina farinacea is uncovered by pyrosequencing analyses – Patricia Moya – Plos ONE

Tuber indicum shapes the microbial communities of ectomycorhizosphere soil and ectomycorrhizae of an indigenous tree (Pinus armandii) – Qiang Li – Plos ONE

The ‘known’ genetic potential for microbial communities to degrade organic phosphorus is reduced in low-pH soils – Ian D. E. A. Lidbury – Microbiology Open

Shifting microbial communities sustain multiyear iron reduction and methanogenesis in ferruginous sediment incubations – M. S. Bray – Gebiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Discovery of anaerobic lithoheterotrophic haloarchaea, ubiquitous in hypersaline habitats – Dimitry Y Sorokin – The ISME Journal

Cultivation and characterization of Candidatus Nitrosocosmicus exaquare, an ammonia-oxidizing archaeon from a municipal wastewater treatment system – Laura A Sauder – The ISME Journal

Minireview: Microbial ecology of mountain glacier ecosystems: Biodiversity, ecological connections, and implications of a warming climate – Scott Hotaling – Environmental Microbiology

Probiotics / prebiotics
Colonic gas homeostasis: Mechanisms of adaptation following HOST-G904 galactooligosaccharide use in humans – M. Mego – Neurogastroenterology and Motility

Techniques

Stochastically reduced communities—Microfluidic compartments as model and investigation tool for soil microorganism growth in structured spaces – Jialan Cao – Engineering in Life Sciences

Protocol : Metagenomics and CAZyme Discovery – Benoit J. Kunath – Protein-Carbohydrate Interactions : Methods in Molecular Biology

The resident microflora of voided midstream urine of healthy controls: standard versus expanded urine culture protocols – L. Coorevits – European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases

Microbes in the news

Study finds amoeba ‘grazing,’ killing bacteria usually protected by film

How Bacteria-Laden Beetle Poop Is Killing American Squash and Melons

Glowing bacteria detect buried landmines

Science, publishing, and career

Saturday, Science Advocates Prepare for a Long March

Anitha’s non-microbiology picks

Research unlocks molecular key to animal evolution and disease

Cumulative culture can emerge from collective intelligence in animal groups – Takao Sasaki – Nature Communications

March 9, 2017

A variety of reviews about the oral microbiome and periodontal disease, a perspective piece on secondary metabolites mediating symbiotic interactions in the new Nature Reviews Chemistry journal, Akkermansia muciniphila’s involvement in host immune homeostasis, new insight into how raindrops disperse bacteria from soil into the air.

General microbiome

* Perspective: Hijacking exogenous signals to generate new secondary metabolites during symbiotic interactions – Rurun Wang – Nature Reviews Chemistry

Cooperation of Gastric Mononuclear Phagocytes with Helicobacter pylori during Colonization – Monica Viladomiu – Journal of Immunology

Human respiratory microbiome

Longitudinal sampling of the lung microbiota in individuals with cystic fibrosis – Fiona J. Whelan – PLoS ONE

Human oral microbiome

Review: Role of microbial communities in the pathogenesis of periodontal diseases and caries – Alex Mira – Journal of Clinical Periodontology

Review: Dental biofilm: ecological interactions in health and disease – P. D. Marsh – Journal of Clinical Periodontology

Review: The oral cavity microbiota: between health, oral disease and cancers of the aerodigestive tract – Pierre Le Bars – Canadian Journal of Microbiology

A new mathematical model of bacterial interactions in two-species oral biofilms – Bénédicte Martin – PLoS ONE

Human urinary microbiome

Alterations of Urinary Microbiota in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus with Hypertension and/or Hyperlipidemia – Fengping Liu – Frontiers in Physiology

Human gut microbiome

Impact of Bariatric Surgery on Metabolic and Gut Microbiota Profile: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis – Dimitrios E. Magouliotis – Obesity Surgery

Commensal gut bacteria modulate phosphorylation-dependent PPARγ transcriptional activity in human intestinal epithelial cells – Malgorzata Nepelska – Scientific Reports

* Pili-like proteins of Akkermansia muciniphila modulate host immune responses and gut barrier function – Noora Ottman – PLoS ONE

Altered intestinal microbiota in patients with chronic pancreatitis: implications in diabetes and metabolic abnormalities – Sai Manasa Jandhyala – Scientific Reports

Disease-Associated Changes in Bile Acid Profiles and Links to Altered Gut Microbiota – Susan A. Joyce – Digestive Diseases

One-year calorie restriction impacts gut microbial composition but not its metabolic performance in obese adolescents – Alicia Ruiz – Environmental Microbiology

Dysbiosis of Gut Microbiota Associated with Clinical Parameters in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome – Rui Liu – Frontiers in Microbiology

Animal experiments

Bifidobacterium breve with α-linolenic acid alters the composition, distribution and transcription factor activity associated with metabolism and absorption of fat – Elaine Patterson – Scientific Reports

Exploring gastric bacterial community in young pigs – Vincenzo Motta – PLoS ONE

Animal microbiome

Parasitism perturbs the mucosal microbiome of Atlantic Salmon – M. S. Llewellyn – Scientific Reports

The microbiome composition of Aedes aegypti is not critical for Wolbachia-mediated inhibition of dengue virus – Michelle D. Audsley – PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases

Endosymbiotic calcifying bacteria across sponge species and oceans – Leire Garate – Scientific Reports

Bacterial communities associated with Shinkaia crosnieri from the Iheya North, Okinawa Trough: Microbial diversity and metabolic potentials – Jian Zhang – Journal of Marine Systems

Diet affects arctic ground squirrel gut microbial metatranscriptome independent of community structure – Jasmine J. Hatton – Environmental Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Microbial Communities as Environmental Indicators of Ecological Disturbance in Restored Carbonate Fen-Results of 10 Years of Studies – Tomasz Mieczan – Microbial Ecology

Rhizospheric microbial community of Caesalpinia spinosa (Mol.) Kuntze in conserved and deforested zones of the Atiquipa fog forest in Peru – Irene Cordero – Applied Soil Ecology

Abundance and diversity of ammonia-oxidizing archaea and bacteria in the rhizosphere soil of three plants in the Ebinur Lake wetland – Yuan He – Canadian Journal of Microbiology

Alphaproteobacteria fix nitrogen in a Sphagnum-dominated peat bog using molybdenum-dependent nitrogenase – Melissa J. Warren – bioRxiv

Water and extremophile microbiome

Quantifying the importance of the rare biosphere for microbial community response to organic pollutants in a freshwater ecosystem – Yuanqi Wang – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Comparison of Prokaryotic Diversity in Cold, Oligotrophic Remote Lakes of Chilean Patagonia – Paulina Aguayo – Current Microbiology

Plasmid DNA analysis of pristine groundwater microbial communities reveal extensive presence of metal resistance genes – Ankita Kothari – bioRxiv

Food microbiology

Characterization of microbial population of breba and main crops (Ficus carica) during cold storage: Influence of passive modified atmospheres (MAP) and antimicrobial extract application – María del Carmen Villalobos – Food Microbiology

Genetic diversity, safety and technological characterization of lactic acid bacteria isolated from artisanal Pico cheese – M. F. P. Domingos-Lopes – Food Microbiology

Probiotics/prebiotics

A proliferative probiotic Bifidobacterium strain in the gut ameliorates progression of metabolic disorders via microbiota modulation and acetate elevation – Ryo Aoki – Scientific Reports

More microbes

* Bioaerosol generation by raindrops on soil – Young Soo Joung – Nature Communications

Cooperation in carbon source degradation shapes spatial self-organization of microbial consortia on hydrated surfaces – Robin Tecon – Scientific Reports

Microbes in the news

The ‘Dark Matter’ of the Microbial World – Sarah Zhang – The Atlantic

Scientists Make Art From Objects Invisible to the Naked Eye – Marissa Fessenden – Smithsonian

March 8th, 2017

Today is the International Women’s Day! This is a day for awareness about the importance of support equality in rights and opportunities for women.

About International Women’s Day

Gender at Nature Ecology & Evolution

Helping women progress in traditionally male dominated fields

Rosalind Franklin: Navigating workplace politics to gain recognition in science

International Women’s Day 2017: pursuing a career in science

BMC Series Blog: International Women’s Day

Events and Webinars

3rd Annual Translational Microbiome Conference, April 12-13, 2017 in Boston, MA

Webinar: Nomadic nanopore sequencing of metagenomes with the MinION

Microbiome research

Salivary Gluten Degradation and Oral Microbial Profiles in Healthy Individuals and Celiac Disease Patients – Na Tian – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Impact of Westernized Diet on Gut Microbiota in Children on Leyte Island – Jiro Nakayama – Frontiers in Microbiology

Comparison of culture-dependent and culture-independent molecular methods for characterization of vaginal microflora – Shirali Pandya – Journal of Medical Microbiology

Effect of predatory bacteria on the gut bacterial microbiota in rats – Kenneth Shatzkes – Scientific Reports

Methods article: Critical Issues in Mycobiota Analysis – Bettina Halwachs – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbiota alteration is associated with the development of stress-induced despair behavior – Ioana A. Marin – Scientific Reports

Review: Beyond Hygiene: Commensal Microbiota and Allergic Diseases – Sung-Wook Hong – Immune Network

Fecal Bacterial Communities in treated HIV infected individuals on two antiretroviral regimens – Sandra Pinto-Cardoso – Scientific Reports

Editorial: How can the gut microbiota affect immune recovery in HIV-infected individuals? – Sergio Serrano-Villar – Future Microbiology

Unexplored Archaeal Diversity in the Great Ape Gut Microbiome – Kasie Raymann – mSphere

Probiotics

Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG supernatant enhance neonatal resistance to systemic Escherichia coli K1 infection by accelerating development of intestinal defense – Xiaolong He – Scientific Reports

Bifidobacterium breve with α-linolenic acid alters the composition, distribution and transcription factor activity associated with metabolism and absorption of fat  – Elaine Patterson – Scientific Reports

Timely use of Probiotics in Hospitalized Adults Prevents Clostridium difficile Infection: a Systematic Review with Meta-Regression Analysis – Nicole T. Shen – Gastroenterology

Metagenomics

Review: Beneficial Microorganisms for Corals (BMC): Proposed Mechanisms for Coral Health and Resilience – Raquel S. Peixoto – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microfluidic-based mini-metagenomics enables discovery of novel microbial lineages from complex environmental samples – Feiqiao Yu – bioRxiv

Untangling Genomes of Novel Planctomycetal and Verrucomicrobial Species from Monterey Bay Kelp Forest Metagenomes by Refined Binning – John Vollmers – Frontiers in Microbiology

Environmental Viral Genomes Shed New Light on Virus-Host Interactions in the Ocean – Yosuke Nishimura – mSphere

Pathogens

Metabolic activity, urease production, antibiotic resistance and virulence in dual species biofilms of Staphylococcus epidermidis and Staphylococcus aureus – Ilse Vandecandelaere – PLoS ONE

Review: Mollicutes in vaginal microbiology: Mycoplasma hominis, Ureaplasma urealyticum, Ureaplasma parvum and Mycoplasma genitalium – David Taylor-Robinson – Research in Microbiology

Case report: Contribution of Ultra Deep Sequencing in the Clinical Diagnosis of a New Fungal Pathogen Species: Basidiobolus meristosporus – Emilie Sitterlé – Frontiers in Microbiology

The Chlamydia suis genome exhibits high levels of diversity, plasticity and mobile antibiotic resistance: comparative genomics of a recent livestock cohort shows influence of treatment regimes – Helena M.B. Seth-Smith – Genome Biology and Evolution

Extremophiles

Reducing salinity by flooding an extremely alkaline and saline soil changes the bacterial community but its effect on the archaeal community is limited – Arit S de León-Lorenzana – Frontiers in Microbiology

Early life

Paleoproterozoic sterol biosynthesis and the rise of oxygen – David A. Gold – Nature

February 23, 2017

Today’s selection includes an interesting review on how bacteria keep their time. Long term ceftriaxon sodium usage alters gut microbiota and immune system. Clostridium perfringens toxin genes in the gut microbiota of autistic children. Taxonomic and functional microbial communities of seawater and sea ice from the Canadian Arctic. Enjoy!

General microbiome

Distinct signatures of dental plaque metabolic byproducts dictated by periodontal inflammatory status. – Akito Sakanaka – Scientific Reports

*Review: Timing the day: what makes bacterial clocks tick? – Carl Hirschie Johnson – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Human urinary microbiome

Review: The female urinary microbiota, urinary health and common urinary disorders. – Linda Brubaker – Annals of Translational Medicine

Review: Questions and challenges associated with studying the microbiome of the urinary tract – Yige Bao – Annals of Translational Medicine

Review: The association between bacteria and urinary stones. – Andrew L. Schwaderer – Annals of Translational Medicine

Human nearly-sterile sites 

The Conserved Phylogeny of Blood Microbiome – Malay Bhattacharyya – Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution

Human gut microbiome

Review: The gut microbiome in human neurological disease: A review. – Helen Tremlett – Annals of Neurology

Review: Gut microbiome-based medical methodologies for early-stage disease prevention – Jing-Zhang Wang – Microbial Pathogenesis

Review: Gut microbiome and chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome. – Hans C. Arora – Annals of Translational Medicine

*Long-term use of ceftriaxone sodium induced changes in gut microbiota and immune system. – Yanjie Guo – Scientific Reports

Note Elies Bik: This study was not performed in humans but in a horrible rat model that can only be qualified as torture. This does not test for depression but for extreme stress. Should not have performed. Proceed with extreme caution. Variations in gut microbiota and fecal metabolic phenotype associated with depression by 16S rRNA gene sequencing and LC/MS-based metabolomics. – Meng Yu – Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis

Specific inulin-type fructan fibers protect against autoimmune diabetes by modulating gut immunity, barrier function and microbiota homeostasis. – Kang Chen – Molecular Nutrition and Food Research

Gut microbiota and oxalate homeostasis. – Marguerite Hatch – Annals of Translational Medicine

Tryptophan: A gut microbiota-derived metabolites regulating inflammation. – Lucie Etienne-Mesmin –  World Journal of Gastrointestestinal Pharmacology

*Detection of Clostridium perfringens toxin genes in the gut microbiota of autistic children. – Sydney M. Finegold – Anaerobe

Animal experiments

Butyrate restores HFD induced adaptations in brain function and metabolism in mid-adult obese mice – Ilse A. C. Arnoldussen – International Journal of Obesity

Toxin-positive Clostridium difficile latently infect mouse colonies and protect against highly pathogenic C. difficile. – Lucie Etienne-Mesmin – Gut

Animal microbiome

Individual Signatures Define Canine Skin Microbiota Composition and Variability. – Anna Cuscó – Frontiers in Veterinary Science

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Differential sharing and distinct co-occurrence networks among spatially close bacterial microbiota of bark, mosses and lichens‬‬. – Ines Aline Aschenbrenner – Molecular Ecology

Links between soil microbial communities and plant traits in a species-rich grassland under long-term climate change. – Lin Li – Ecology and Evolution

Water and extremophile microbiome

*Metagenomic survey of the taxonomic and functional microbial communities of seawater and sea ice from the Canadian Arctic. – Etienne Yergeau – Scientific Reports

High-resolution sequencing reveals unexplored archaeal diversity in freshwater wetland soils. – Adrienne Narrowe – Environmental Microbiology

Food microbiology

Enhanced Control of Listeria monocytogenes by Enterococcus faecium KE82, a Multiple Enterocin–Producing Strain, in Different Milk Environments. – Elpinki Vandera – Journal of food protection

Probiotics / prebiotics

Review: Probiotics for prevention of urinary stones. – John C. Lieske – Annals of Translational Medicine

Review: Review of the mechanisms of probiotic actions in the prevention of colorectal cancer. – Sandra A. dos Reis – Nutrition Research

Phages and viruses

The Baltic Sea Virome: Diversity and Transcriptional Activity of DNA and RNA Viruses – Lisa Zeigler Allen – mSystems

Microbes in the news 

The Future Of Skin Care: Lotions That Feed Our Microbiome

Collapse of Aztec society linked to catastrophic salmonella outbreak

Smart’ bacteria remodel their genes to infect our intestines

Smallest CRISPR So Far Comes from Food Poisoning Bacteria

Anitha’s non-microbiology picks 

An epigenetics gold rush: new controls for gene expression

Scientists discover 7 ‘Earthlike’ planets orbiting a nearby star

January 15, 2017

Microbes in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, review on the female urinary microbiota, koalas with “wet bottom”, virus metagenomics of the Namib desert, biosignatures in fossils.

Jobs

Microbiome Research Associate Job – Merck Research Laboratories – Cambridge, MA – Science Careers

Human urinary tract microbiome

* Review: The female urinary microbiota, urinary health and common urinary disorders – Linda Brubaker – Annals of Translational Medicine

Human respiratory microbiome

Host-Microbial Interactions in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis – Philip L Molyneaux – American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

Human gut microbiome

The human gut microbiome as source of innovation for health: which physiological and therapeutic outcomes could we expect?: Human gut mibrobiome [SIC] as source of innovation for health – Joël Doré – Thérapie

In FrenchMicrobiote intestinal : qu’en attendre au plan physiologique et thérapeutique ? Le microbiote intestinal comme source d’innovation pour la santé – Joël Doré – Thérapie

Review: Seafood allergen-induced hypersensitivity at the microbiota-mucosal site: implications for prospective probiotic use in allergic response regulation – Linglin Fu – Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition

Review: Impact Of Human Aging And Modern Lifestyle On Microbiota – Maria Gabriela Valle Gottlieb – Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition

Review: Effects of environmental pollutants on gut microbiota – Yuanxiang Jin – Environmental Pollution

Animal experiments

Replacing corn with sorghum in the diet alters intestinal microbiota without altering chicken performance – N. S. Fagundes – Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition

Divergent functional isoforms drive niche specialisation for nutrient acquisition and use in rumen microbiome – Francesco Rubino – The ISME Journal

Wolbachia Affects Reproduction and Population Dynamics of the Coffee Berry Borer (Hypothenemus hampei): Implications for Biological Control – Yobana A. Mariño – MDPI Insects

Neoagarotetraose protects mice against intense exercise induced fatigue damage by modulating gut microbial composition and function – Na Zhang – Molecular Nutrition & Food Research

Housing Systems Influence Gut Microbiota Composition of Sows but Not of Their Piglets – Tereza Kubasova – PLOS ONE

Effect of Different Lignocellulosic Diets on Bacterial Microbiota and Hydrolytic Enzyme Activities in the Gut of the Cotton Boll Weevil (Anthonomus grandis) – Emiliano Ben Guerrero – Frontiers in Microbiology

Animal microbiome

Variation in the microbiome of the urogenital tract of koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus) with and without “wet bottom” – Alistair Raymond Legione – bioRxiv

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

* Fossils: Carbonaceous biosignatures of diverse chemotrophic microbial communities from chert nodules of the Ediacaran Doushantuo Formation – Yuangao Qu – Precambrian Research

Plant, soil and microbial controls on grassland diversity restoration: A long-term, multi-site mesocosm experiment – Ellen L. Fry – Journal of Applied Ecology

Pyrosequencing reveals bacterial communities and enzyme activities differences after application of novel chiral insecticide Paichongding in aerobic soils – Jie Chen – Applied Soil Ecology

Cedar and bamboo plantations alter structure and diversity of the soil bacterial community from a hardwood forest in subtropical mountain – Yu-Te Lin – Applied Soil Ecology

The differentiation of soil bacterial communities along a precipitation and temperature gradient in the eastern Inner Mongolia steppe – Minjie Yao – CATENA

Shift in fungal communities and associated enzyme activities along an age gradient of managed Pinus sylvestris stands – Julia Kyaschenko – The ISME Journal

Association between Grape Yeast Communities and the Vineyard Ecosystems – João Drumonde-Neves – PLOS ONE

Water microbiome

High growth potential and activity of 0.2 µm filterable bacteria habitually present in coastal seawater – Yumiko Obayashi – Biogeosciences Discuss

Chronic exposure effects of silver nanoparticles on stream microbial decomposer communities and ecosystem functions – Ahmed Tlili – Environmental Science & Technology

Waste and pollution microbiology

Global profiling of metabolite and lipid soluble microbial products in anaerobic wastewater reactor supernatant using UPLC/MSe – Phornpimon Tipthara – Journal of Proteome Research

Food microbiology

Rapid concentration detection and differentiation of bacteria in skimmed milk using surface enhanced Raman scattering mapping on 4-mercaptophenylboronic acid functionalized silver dendrites – Panxue Wang – Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry

Metagenomics and bioinformatics / Viruses and phages

Robust inference of genetic exchange communities from microbial genomes using TF-IDF – Yingnan Cong – Frontiers in Microbiology

Virome assembly and annotation: a surprise in the Namib Desert – Uljana Hesse – Frontiers in Microbiology

Metaviromes of Extracellular Soil Viruses along a Namib Desert Aridity Gradient – Olivier Zablocki – Genome Announcements

Metagenome Sequencing of Prokaryotic Microbiota Collected from Rivers in the Upper Amazon Basin – Célio Dias Santos-Júnior – Genome Announcements

Restoring the Duality between Principal Components of a Distance Matrix and Linear Combinations of Predictors, with Application to Studies of the Microbiome – Glen A. Satten – PLOS ONE

New approach for studying mobile genes using metagenomic analysis – Kazuyuki Ishihara – Oral Diseases

Archaea

New insights into marine group III Euryarchaeota, from dark to light – Jose M Haro-Moreno – The ISME Journal

Techniques

MPLEx: A method for simultaneous pathogen inactivation and extraction of samples for multi-omics profiling – Kristin Burnum-Johnson – Analyst

An explanation of the Nagoya Protocol and Access and Benefit Sharing, and its implication for microbiology – David Smith – Microbiology

Microbes in the news

You’re probably showering way too often – Rafi Letzter – Business Insider

Viruses May Be Responsible For Life As We Know It – Ryan F. Mandelbaum – Gizmodo

Boost your intake of resistant starch to help your gut thrive – Leslie Beck – The Globe and Mail

We now know bacteria can communicate electrically, and we should be worried
They’re organised – David Nield – Science Alert

Proceed with caution: Autism Causes Update: The Gut-Brain Connection And How A Common Probiotic May Ease Symptoms – Lizette Borreli – Medical Daily

Study provides fundamental insights into functioning of microbiota and human-gut flora symbiosis – News Medical

Microbes on the market

Bristol-Myers Squibb and Enterome Announce Immuno-Oncology Collaboration Focused on Microbiome-Derived Biomarkers, Drug Targets and Bioactive Molecules – SAT Press Releases

Bik’s non-microbiology picks

The Physics of Everyday Life. Why popcorn pops and ducks don’t freeze when swimming in icy water. John Gribbin reviews “Storm in a Teacup” by Helen Czerski – Wall Street Journal

December 18, 2016

Virome of the human respiratory tract, vendor effects on mouse gut, soils under beech and spruce, variations in Scottish soils, portable pathogen detection.

Events

Poster submission started: 3rd Annual Translational Microbiome Conference – April 11-13, 2017, Boston, USA

Pregnancy and early life

Microbiota network and mathematic microbe mutualism in colostrum and mature milk collected in two different geographic areas: Italy versus Burundi – Lorenzo Drago – The ISME Journal

Review: Pathogenesis of NEC: Impact of an altered intestinal microbiome – Josef Neu – Seminars in Perinatology

Human oral microbiome

Changes in the oral ecosystem induced by the use of 8% arginine toothpaste – British Dental Journal

Human respiratory microbiome

* ReviewThe Virome of the Human Respiratory Tract – Kristine M. Wylie – Clinics in Chest Medicine

Human vaginal microbiome

Comparison of Culture-dependent and Culture-Independent Molecular Methods for Characterisation of Vaginal Microflora – Shirali Pandya – Journal of Medical Microbiology

Human gut microbiome

Distinct microbiome-neuroimmune signatures correlate with functional abdominal pain in children with autism spectrum disorder – Ruth Ann Luna – CMGH Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Alterations of the gut microbiome in Chinese patients with systemic lupus erythematosus
Zhixing He – Gut Pathogens

Altered Gut Microbiota in Patients With Chronic Pancreatitis is Associated With Gut Barrier Dysfunction and Metabolic Abnormalities – Rupjyoti Talukdar

Dietary Changes Impact the Gut Microbe Composition in Overweight and Obese Men with Prostate Cancer Undergoing Radical Prostatectomy – Andrew D. Frugé – Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

The human intestinal microbiota of constipated-predominant irritable bowel syndrome patients exhibits anti-inflammatory properties – Alain P. Gobert – Scientific Reports

The Interactions Between Gut Microbiota and Lynch Syndrome – Xiao-juan Lu – Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Review: Enterosalivary nitrate metabolism and the microbiome: intersection of microbial metabolism, nitric oxide and diet in cardiac and pulmonary vascular health – Carl D Koch – Free Radical Biology and Medicine

Review: Community metabolic modeling approaches to understanding the gut microbiome: bridging biochemistry and ecology – Helena Mendes-Soares – Free Radical Biology and Medicine

Review: Microbiota Small RNAs in Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Anca T. Filip – Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases

Review: Intestinal Microbiome, Akkermansia muciniphila, and Medicinal Nutrition Therapy – Jeffrey Bland – integrative Medicine

Review: Using the Human Gastrointestinal Microbiome to Personalize Nutrition Advice: Are Registered Dietitian Nutritionists Ready for the Opportunities and Challenges? – Ruth Harvie – Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Review: Bacterial Biofilms in Colorectal Cancer Initiation and Progression – Shan Li – Trends in Molecular Medicine

Animal experiments

Vendor Effects on Murine Gut Microbiota Influence Experimental Abdominal Sepsis – Tobias Hilbert – Journal of Surgical Research

The critical role of microbiota within cecal crypts on the regenerative capacity of the intestinal epithelium following surgical stress – Alexander Zaborin – American Journal of Physiology Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology

Source of supplemental dietary copper, zinc, and manganese affects fecal microbial relative abundance in lactating dairy cows – M.J. Faulkner – Journal of Dairy Science

Deciphering upper respiratory tract microbiota complexity in healthy calves and calves that develop respiratory disease using shotgun metagenomics – Natália C. Gaeta – Journal of Dairy Science

Animal microbiology

Riptortus pedestris and Burkholderia symbiont: an ideal model system for insect–microbe symbiotic associations – Kazutaka Takeshita – Research in Microbiology

Bird: Helminth burden and ecological factors associated with alterations in wild host gastrointestinal microbiota – Lindsay K Newbold – The ISME Journal

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Fine Spatial Scale Variation of Soil Microbial Communities under European Beech and Norway Spruce – Heiko Nacke – Frontiers in Microbiology

Nutrient availability shapes the microbial community structure in sugarcane bagasse compost-derived consortia – Bruno L. Mello – Scientific Reports

The biogeography of soil archaeal communities on the eastern Tibetan Plateau – Yu Shi – Scientific Reports

Depth-resolved microbial community analyses in two contrasting soil cores contaminated by antimony and arsenic – Enzong Xiao – Environmental Pollution

Comprehensive Virus Detection Using Next Generation Sequencing in Grapevine Vascular Tissues of Plants Obtained from the Wine Regions of Bohemia and Moravia (Czech Republic) – Aleš Eichmeier – PLOS ONE

* Scottish soil: It is elemental: Soil nutrient stoichiometry drives bacterial diversity – Manuel Delgado-Baquerizo – Environmental Microbiology

Microbial soil community analyses for forensic science: Application to a blind test – Sandrine Demanèche – Forensic Science International

Review: Mycorrhiza: The Oldest Association Between Plant and Fungi – Jagnaseni Barman – Resonance

Book Chapter: Bioprospecting Soil Metagenomes for Antibiotics – Chiara Borsetto – Bioprospecting

Water and extremophile microbiome

The Distribution Pattern of Sediment Archaea Community of the Poyang Lake, the Largest Freshwater Lake in China – Yantian Ma – Archaea

Characterization of the first cultured representative of a Bacteroidetes clade specialized on the scavenging of cyanobacteria – Wajdi Ben Hania – Environmental Microbiology

Book chapter: Bioprospecting Archaea: Focus on Extreme Halophiles – André Antunes – Bioprospecting

Food microbiology

Analysis of the bacterial biodiversity of peaches under refrigerated storage after treatment by high hydrostatic pressure – Maria José Grande Burgos – Food and Bioproducts Processing

Bioreactor, biotechnology, and pollution microbiology

Correlating methane production to microbiota in anaerobic digesters fed synthetic wastewater – K. Venkiteshwaran – Water Research

Profiling bacterial communities associated with sediment-based aquaculture bioremediation systems under contrasting redox regimes – Georgina Robinson – Scientific Reports

Trace Elements Induce Predominance among Methanogenic Activity in Anaerobic Digestion – Babett Wintsche – Frontiers in Microbiology

Bioinformatics and metagenomics

Quantitative Comparison of Abundance Structures of Generalized Communities: From B-Cell Receptor Repertoires to Microbiomes – Mohammadkarim Saeedghalati – arXiv

A simple statistical test of taxonomic or functional homogeneity using replicated microbiome sequencing samples – Daniel H. Huson – Journal of Biotechnology

Inferring Aggregated Functional Traits from Metagenomic Data Using Constrained Non-negative Matrix Factorization: Application to Fiber Degradation in the Human Gut Microbiota – Sébastien Raguideau – PLOS Computational Biology

Now published: IMP: a pipeline for reproducible reference-independent integrated metagenomic and metatranscriptomic analyses – Shaman Narayanasamy – Genome Biology

Metabolomics

Evaluating metabolic response to light exposure in Lactobacillus species via targeted metabolic profiling – Mengyang Xu – Journal of Microbiological Methods

Review: Phytanic acid consumption and human health, risks, benefits and future trends: A review – P. Roca-Saavedra – Food Chemistry

Viruses and phages

Perspective: Viruses and the origin of microbiome selection and immunity – Steven D Quistad – The ISME Journal

Techniques

Detection of ESKAPE bacterial pathogens at the point-of-care using isothermal DNA-based assays in a portable, de-gas microfluidic diagnostic assay platform
Lars D. Renner – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Press: Portable detection system can rapidly identify virulent, multi-drug resistant pathogens in remote areas – News-Medical

Synthetic spike-in standards for high-throughput 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing – Dieter M. Tourlousse – Nucleic Acids Research

Microbes in the news

Gardening Etcetera: Life down under in northern Arizona – Cindy Murray – AZ Daily Sun

CSI: Chem trail: a new way for investigators to narrow down suspect pools using chemical traces found on cellphones – Kelly Kasulis – Boston Globe

China expresses alarm as chilli ‘conspiracy’ heats up Indonesians – South China Morning Post

Adapting and adopting microbiome data into clinical practice – Silvio Pitlik & Omry Koren- BioMed Central

Bacteria that boost insulin-producing cells could yield new diabetes approaches – Arlene Weintraub – Fierce Biotech

Microbes in the market

Research focused on the human microbiome market worth 658 million USD by 2023 – Whatech

AOBiome Launches Phase 2 Clinical Trial Using Novel Bacterial Platform for Treatment of Hypertension – PR Newswire

Live Stock Coverage: What’s Ahead for Seres Therapeutics Inc After Today’s Huge Increase? – Linda Rogers- Frisco Fastball